Computerized Processing of Students’ Results and Grading Criteria
(A Case Study Of Computer Science Department Federal Polytechnic Nekede)
TABLE OF CONTENT
Table of content
Background of the study
Aim and limitation of the study
Scope and limitation of the study
Signification of the study
Natural history of computer
Problems acquired (predisposing factors) in computerized processing.
Continuous assessment for federal polytechnic Nakede
DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM
Method of data collection
In-depth evaluation of the existing system
Data flow diagram
Interviewing and observation methods
Procedure for gaining access to turbo Pascal environment version 6
Change over procedure
Personal training and re-training
Summary and conclusion, recommendation
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The primary objective of any institution of learning is for teaching to be effective; it must be assessed over a period of time.
The results of the assessments which may be quizzes or tests or term papers, laboratory work, exhibitions, or end-of-semester examinations are expected to be published on time so that the students can know their performance.
Academic advisers use results of students of monitor then academic progress and this will guide them in advising them either to change departments or change their study pattern also parents need the results of their wards in order for them to know how well they are performing academically, this will enable them to advice their wards meaningfully in their performance.
In the event of transfer the receiving institution will want to know the institution, the importance of students’ results cannot be over emphases; hence the preparation of such result should be done in the best possible way.
In this time of computerization processing have been found to be at optimum advantage in the processing and storage of results.
This is due to numerous characteristics and advantage with regard to its reliability, versatility processing speed and capacity. Hence with the use of computer systems, the software can be developed to replace manual processing of results which has already witnessed a lot of computational errors during processing.
This research work, therefore, attempts to encourage assistance and show how results can be processed using a computer system in institutions of higher learning. A unique and informative result sheet format will be the product of this project for institutions of higher learning to adopt.
1.2 AIMS AND OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The objective of the study is to provide a standard format for the computerization and processing of students results and how to process them for institution of higher learning (the university) to adopt, computer program necessary for production of such results will also carry a fascinating summary telling us the final grade with which the student leaves the institution.
To ensure accuracy during computation of results.
To avoid errors and cost-effectiveness.
To help facilitates computation of results in institutions.
1.3 SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
This research work used the department of computer science federal polytechnic nekede Owerri as a case study, method used in the computational process is based on the general and academic regulations of federal polytechnic nekede.
Pascal programming language is used to compute all necessary averages, sorting and grading of students results, the project therefore is limited to the usage of Pascal programming language.
Furthermore, although sample results were gotten from the department of computer science federal polytechnic nekede Owerri, the software can however be extended to other departments running a form of a year programme. This can be done with proper updating of the databases of the software to smooth the department’s using it.
Again it should be noted that this software is in time with the federal polytechnic Nekede general and academic regulations. It may not apply to other universities who may have their own grading system.
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
To bring about awareness that computers can be used to process results in universities instead of the manual processing for accurate calculation and speed in processing.
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